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BRFSS Survey Results 2009 for South Carolina

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Actions to Control High Blood Pressure

Has a doctor or other health professional ever advised you to take medication to help lower or control your high blood pressure?*

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  Total #
Respondents
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,098 3,875 89.1 86.4-91.3 223 10.9 8.7-13.6
GENDER
Male 1,579 1,469 85.9 81.5-89.3 110 14.1 10.7-18.5
Female 2,519 2,406 92.3 88.9-94.7 113 7.7 5.3-11.1
RACE
White 2,487 2,343 88.2 84.8-90.9 144 11.8 9.1-15.2
African American 1,260 1,198 90.2 84.5-94.0 62 9.8 6.0-15.5
Other 176 167 91.0 72.7-97.4 9 9.0 2.6-27.3
HISPANIC
Yes 51 49 97.2 85.0-99.5 2 2.8 0.5-15.0
No 3,892 3,677 88.8 86.0-91.1 215 11.2 8.9-14.0
AGE
18-24 20 7 30.3 9.8-63.4 13 69.7 36.6-90.2
25-34 73 42 53.6 37.2-69.2 31 46.4 30.8-62.8
35-44 268 234 83.5 74.4-89.9 34 16.5 10.1-25.6
45-54 628 588 93.9 90.9-95.9 40 6.1 4.1- 9.1
55-64 1,173 1,126 95.5 93.3-97.1 47 4.5 2.9- 6.7
65+ 1,936 1,878 96.4 94.8-97.5 58 3.6 2.5- 5.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 782 738 88.6 82.0-93.0 44 11.4 7.0-18.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,345 1,275 89.7 84.2-93.4 70 10.3 6.6-15.8
Some Post-H.S. 960 907 92.7 88.3-95.5 53 7.3 4.5-11.7
College Graduate 999 943 85.5 79.1-90.2 56 14.5 9.8-20.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 640 610 88.1 77.9-94.0 30 11.9 6.0-22.1
$15,000- $24,999 788 751 91.3 83.7-95.6 37 8.7 4.4-16.3
$25,000- $34,999 483 460 87.6 76.9-93.8 23 12.4 6.2-23.1
$35,000- $49,999 495 472 90.8 82.5-95.4 23 9.2 4.6-17.5
$50,000+ 982 918 89.8 85.7-92.9 64 10.2 7.1-14.3
REGION**
Region I 560 535 92.9 88.0-95.8 25 7.1 4.2-12.0
Region II 512 484 88.1 80.3-93.1 28 11.9 6.9-19.7
Region III 501 469 86.5 78.1-92.0 32 13.5 8.0-21.9
Region IV 517 492 92.3 86.0-95.8 25 7.7 4.2-14.0
Region V 506 478 90.3 84.4-94.1 28 9.7 5.9-15.6
Region VI 555 522 90.2 85.0-93.8 33 9.8 6.2-15.0
Region VII 494 465 86.1 75.9-92.4 29 13.9 7.6-24.1
Region VIII 453 430 91.5 84.8-95.4 23 8.5 4.6-15.2

*This question was asked of respondents who reported having been told by a doctor that they had high blood pressure.

** Region I: Anderson, Oconee, Abbeville, Laurens, McCormick, Greenwood, Saluda, Edgefield
Region II: Greenville, Pickens, Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union
Region III: Chester, Lancaster, York, Newberry, Fairfield, Lexington, Richland
Region IV: Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, Sumter, Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Marlboro
Region V: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Orangeburg
Region VI: Georgetown, Horry, Williamsburg
Region VII: Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester
Region VIII: Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper

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